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Author Topic: Term ham leaves negative impression  (Read 6795 times)
N8AUC
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« Reply #15 on: November 24, 2018, 09:34:14 PM »

You catch more flies with honey than you do with vinegar.

Hams' hygiene issues attracts them too.

Mark K5LXP
Albuquerque, NM



This is funny. But sometimes true.
I rarely see hams with hygiene issues at club gatherings.
But at hamfests it seems much more likely. Still not the majority though.

73 de N8AUC
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KC8KTN
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« Reply #16 on: November 24, 2018, 09:44:06 PM »

I smell a TROLL with this topic... Keeping it real.. Nuff said.
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N8AUC
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« Reply #17 on: November 24, 2018, 09:45:04 PM »

I'm glad I don't live my life with that kind of paranoia.
Not only do I not hide my call sign online, my major ride has my sign as its license plate. 


I proudly display Amateur Radio call sign plates on my vehicle as well.

In Ohio, they are the least expensive personalized license plates you can get.
The story I heard behind that, is that it is in recognition of the public service that
hams perform.

I think they also make you drive a bit more carefully and considerately.
Piss someone off on the road, and they could be waiting for you when you get home.
I've never had this happen in the 25 years I've had call sign plates either.
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K1FBI
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« Reply #18 on: November 25, 2018, 06:32:55 AM »

@KTN.. You may smell the Troll due to HIS hygiene problem.  Shocked
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K1FBI
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« Reply #19 on: November 25, 2018, 06:35:35 AM »

The term Ham always reminded me of the phrase ham-and-egger.
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N4MU
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« Reply #20 on: November 25, 2018, 06:48:16 AM »

Awww...come on all of you. I heard through the grapevine that Dave is a real hoot at his ham...I mean AMATEUR club's annual Christmas party. He's the one they talk about all year.
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KC9YTJ
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« Reply #21 on: November 25, 2018, 06:56:17 AM »

This kind of discussion gets old.  We all know what to do about problems of perception.  Sitting around whinging about it on an Internet forum doesn't make the situation better.

The only actual impression a random person will have of amateur radio operators is the one you present them with.  (I'll never forget pulling up to a gas pump in Logansport, Indiana, and the two good ol' boys on the other side of the pump going, "KC9YTJ.  Wonder what that means?"  Most people have not a clue.)

If you have the misfortune to meet people who do have a negative impression of hams, it's up to YOU to present a positive example, whether it corrects their preconceived notions or not.
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« Reply #22 on: November 25, 2018, 08:05:51 AM »

I proudly display Amateur Radio call sign plates on my vehicle as well.

In Ohio, they are the least expensive personalized license plates you can get.
The story I heard behind that, is that it is in recognition of the public service that
hams perform.

I think they also make you drive a bit more carefully and considerately.
Piss someone off on the road, and they could be waiting for you when you get home.
I've never had this happen in the 25 years I've had call sign plates either.

I don't know if it makes you be a bit more careful and considerate. I have had my call sign on my license plate since I made Extra (1999). I am a fairly aggressive driver, but have never had anyone use my call sign to find me.

As KC9YTJ pointed out, most people, except for hams, don't recognize a Amateur Radio call sign. My call sign plates are not Amateur Radio plates. They are simply vanity plates. So there is no bolt of lightening or antenna tower or anything else to identify the plate as a Amateur Radio plate. So I always get questions on my plate. They expect to see a "K9" on the plate and are stumped with the "K7".
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« Reply #23 on: November 25, 2018, 10:36:16 AM »

Not that many years ago, there were some major floods in the North West. IIRC, it was the Governor of Washington state who visited a refugee centre for those made homeless and made the statement the 'real heroes here are the hams'....
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K1FBI
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« Reply #24 on: November 25, 2018, 11:19:31 AM »

In Colorado they are known as Baked Hams.  Cool
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JAZZMAN
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« Reply #25 on: November 25, 2018, 02:21:36 PM »

I dont know on the air but here you ge more respect if you have a call sign.
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KB2CRK
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« Reply #26 on: November 25, 2018, 02:28:09 PM »

I dont know on the air but here you ge more respect if you have a call sign.

This is true. it is better if the FCC doesn't cancel it.
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some people are like slinky's. not really good for anything but still bring a smile to your face when you push them down a flight of stairs.
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« Reply #27 on: November 25, 2018, 02:34:50 PM »

I dont know on the air but here you ge more respect if you have a call sign.

This is true. it is better if the FCC doesn't cancel it.

It helps if one can play well with others.
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K1FBI
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« Reply #28 on: November 25, 2018, 02:43:42 PM »

How can you be a ham if you don't have a callsign? More of a pirate, I would think, if the FCC took away your callsign and privileges.
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BURGERLOVER65
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« Reply #29 on: November 25, 2018, 03:15:15 PM »

Thanks for all the humorous responses that pretty well prove my points. Out of 600 reads there are at least half a dozen kooks living less than a hundred miles away. Yeah, you with the face.....
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